Stop Taxpayer Benefits for Illegals? Power Politics, Illegals and the Cardinal #375-376
November 3, 2004One Comment
Los Angeles, CA — The pros and cons of a proposed initiative to ban California Drivers Licenses and taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants is the topic of this part one of a two-part Full Disclosure program featuring former State Senator Dick Mountjoy author of a the Save Our License Constitutional Amendment initiative. On this program both Mountjoy and Larry Flynt, publisher Hustler Magazine opposed illegal immigration while Nativo Lopez and Xavier Reyes, immigrant rights activists defended.
Larry Flynt told Full Disclosure “Illegal immigration has been a huge drain on this State forever and each administration gives it lip service but nobody does anything about it.” Flynt says that benefits such as Medicare and other services are provided to illegals while the border is wide open and nobody is doing anything. He says the Federal Government should get in there and close that border..
Mountjoy tells Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton that unlike Proposition 187 which was overwhelming approved by the voters ten years ago, Federal and State judges and the Legislature will not be able to “tinker” with his new initiative without a vote of the people
Los Angeles, CA – Will Cardinal Roger Mahoney, the Catholic Church and public schools once again attempt to defeat a proposed ballot initiative to ban taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens?
When asked about power politics and the Catholic Church, Loyola Marymount University’s Fernando Guerra told the Full Disclosure cable and internet TV program “the Cardinal feels a responsibility, as do most of the Church hierarchy, that they have to educate their parishioners on what they believe are important issues” and he went on to say that while the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese, never directly spent money in the campaign against Proposition 187 (1994) they do utilize their resources to try to mobilize Catholics in general and Latinos specifically.
In this part two of an interview with former State Senator Dick Mountjoy, the author of the Save Our License Constitutional Amendment initiative, he generally disagreed with Guerra. “I don’t believe the Catholic Church is going to mobilize thousands of people and have them believe that we ought to let people flood in here from around the world illegally.” “This is a matter of their pocketbook. This is a matter of survival, a matter of competing with those illegally here for jobs.” Mountjoy said.
In this interview with Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton, Senator Mountjoy reacted to video clips from a previous interview with Dr. Fernando Guerra who serves as Director of the Center for the Studies of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.